BEAR Drop-in Sessions

If you would like to know more about BEAR, or have any questions about using BEAR Services, we offer a regular series of drop-in sessions, either in-person or virtual (via Zoom) - see dates below.

In-person drop-in's are usually held once a month in a variety of campus locations, with additional virtual drop-in sessions via Zoom for those not on campus or who require specialist help, so that we can find a relevant member of the team. All research staff, research students and Professional Services staff (e.g. RSSD), are welcome to come and find out more about BEAR, these sessions are usually held in a 1:1 format.

Come and ask us about any of our BEAR Services including: 

  • High Performance Computing Linux cluster (BlueBEAR) and the BEAR portal
  • BEAR storage (FREE up to 3 TB) and data management
  • BEAR Data Transfer - for transferring large amounts of data
  • BEAR Software – FREE advice and coaching for any aspect of writing and using research software
  • Including BEAR services in grant applications

How to join

To join the virtual drop-in sessions, email us at, letting us know the topic of your query, and we will aim to find the most suitable BEAR team member to speak to you. We will then send you the Zoom link and instructions on how to join. You can just turn up to any in-person locations.

Upcoming BEAR drop-in sessions

21/05/24 10:00 - 13:00 Thesis Submission Event, Westmere House (building G15)
05/06/24 12:00 - 13:00 Via Zoom, please email for link
20/06/24 13:00 - 14:00 Via Zoom, please email for link
01/07/24 11:00 - 12:00 Via Zoom, please email for link

If you are unable to make the dates advertised, we are happy to arrange a 1:1 via Zoom/Teams, just email us at